My Tackle Favorites

Every angler has their favorite lures, rods, reels, and tackle, right? After all, isn’t that half the fun?

Below is a list of ALL my fishing tackle favorites that I recommend to anyone. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or expert I have confidence in this gear and use it every time I go fishing.

I’ve broken it up into helpful categories and tables by gear type, fish species, etc.

Use the table of contents to jump to any section and if you have any questions send me a message on Instagram, I am happy to help!

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My Favorite Fishing Lures

Fish SpeciesProduct
Largemouth BassWhopper Plopper
Black CrappieCrappie Magnet
BluegillBeetle Spin
Yellow PerchArtificial Bloodworms
All Other PanfishPanfish Magnet
Smallmouth BassRapala Jerkbait
Striped BassSavage Gear 3D EEL
WalleyeRapala Perch Jig-Rap
PikeMepps Double Blade Spinner
MuskySavage Gear Shine Glide
White Bass/HybridsMepps Silver Comet
TroutTrout Magnet Kit
SalmonPanther Martin Hooch Spinner

My Favorite Artifical Baits

Fish SpeciesProduct
CatfishCatfish Charlie Stink Baits
CarpStrawberry Tiger Nuts
PanfishBerkley Crappie Nibbles
Surf Fishing (Pompano, Drum, etc)Fish Bites Clam Strips
TroutBerkley Powerbait Egg Cluster

My Favorite Fishing Reels

Reel-TypeProduct
UltralightPiscifun Carbon 1000
All-AroundDaiwa BG 3000-4000
Heavy Penn Battle II 5000
Fly ReelOrvis Clearwater
BaitcasterLews Mach I
Spin-castZebco Omega

My Favorite Fishing Rods

Rod-TypeProduct
UltralightZebo Crappie Fighter
All-AroundShakespeare Ugly Stik Elite
HeavyCatfish Sumo Champion
Fly RodRedington Classic Trout
Baitcaster RodKastKing Royale
Surf Fishing RodOkuma Longitude
Telescopic RodKastKing Blackhawk
Travel RodGoture Travel Rod w/case

My Favorite Fishing Combo (Rod + Reel)

Combo TypeProduct
Ultralight ComboShakespeare Ugly Stik UL Combo
All-Around ComboKastKing Centron
Baitcaster ComboLews Mach 1 Speed Combo
Heavy ComboAbu Garcia Catfish Commando
Fly Fishing ComboRedington Fly Fish Combo

My Favorite Fillet Knives

TypeProduct
Standard Fillet KnifeKastKing 7″ Fillet Knife
Electric Fillet KnifeMister Twister Electric Fillet Knife
Cordless Electric Fillet KnifeBubba Li-Ion Cordless Fillet Knife

My Favorite Tackle Boxes

TypeProduct
Hard Case Tackle BoxPlano Guide 7771-01 Series
Backpack Style Tackle boxPiscifun Tackle Backpack
Individual Hard CasesPlano Edge Boxes
Fly BoxTacky Day Pack
Travel Tackle BagPiscifun Travel Pro

My Favorite Terminal Tackle

Tackle TypeProduct
Panfish HooksMustad Aberdeen Hooks
Offset Worm HooksGamakatsu Offset Round Bend
Circle HooksMustad Ultra Point Demon Hooks
Standard J-HooksMustad Ultrapoint Octopus
Split ShotsWater Gremlin (lead-free)
Bullet WeightsCroch Tungsten
Egg SinkersEagle Claw Assorted
Drop Shot WeightsCroch Drop Shot Assorted
Sputnik Sinkers (surf fishing)Hurricane Sputnik Sinkers
Bobber-StoppersMimilure 150
Slip BobbersThil Pro Series Slip Balsa
Night BobbersQualy Glow Bobbers

My Favorite Fishing Clothing

Clothing TypeProduct
Rain GearFrogg Toggs Breathable Rain Suit
Fishing JacketHUK Gunwale Rain & Wind Jacket
Fishing T-shirtPanfish Nation Apparel
Fishing ShoesColumbia Dorado Fish & Deck Shoes
Fishing GlovesKastKing Sol Armis

My Favorite Fishing Line

Fishing Line TypeProduct
Braided LineKastKing Superpower Braid
Monofilament LineTrilene Sensation
Fluorocarbon LineBerkley Trilene Fluoro
Fluorocarbon LeaderSeaguar Blue Label

My Favorite Boating Safety Equipment

Equipment TypeProduct
Life JacketOnyx Absolute Auto/Manual Inflate
Safety FlaresOrion 4 Flare Kit
EPIRB Location DeviceARC Globalfix V4
Handheld VHF RadioCOBRA Handheld Floating VHF
Boating Safety KitWindRiver USCG Approved
First Aid KitSHBC Waterproof Kit

My Favorite Miscellaneous Fishing Gear

Miscellaneous GearProduct
Polarized GlassesKastKing Skidaway
Landing NetWakeman Retractable Handle Rubber Net
Bait or Livewell NetFrabill PVC Bait Net
Cast NetBetts 6 Foot 3/8″ Mesh
Portable Aerator PumpFrabill Fresh/Salt Aerator
SunscreenSun Bum SPF 50
Fishing PliersPlussinno 8′ Aluminum
Fish ScaleBerkley Digital Scale with Lip-Gripper